Railway volumes in Django not working as expected

Hello! I added a Volume to my Django project on Railway for persistent storage of PDF-Generated files. I set the mount path to /media. From what I read, there will be a media folder in the base directory (or maybe I need to create one if it does not exist) where the data will be persisted. However when I deploy changes all the files are lost. When I try to access a file using os.path.join('media', 'hello.pdf') I get a file does not exist error. I don't know if I am missing something.
Solution:
your paths are incorrect, please give the guide a read https://docs.railway.app/guides/volumes
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Percy
Percy4mo ago
Project ID: 98888b3e-8302-4a34-a31a-6ba9963dccee
CodeLover
CodeLover4mo ago
Project id is: 98888b3e-8302-4a34-a31a-6ba9963dccee
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Brody
Brody4mo ago
your paths are incorrect, please give the guide a read https://docs.railway.app/guides/volumes
CodeLover
CodeLover4mo ago
Alright. I'll read the guid and I'll be right back Thank you very much. After reading the guid carefully, I realized you were right about paths being incorrect. Indeed, I thought the media directory would be created inside my Django project directory, but it was one level up my directory, so I had to use the ../media relative path to access the volume storage directory. I tried to deploy some changes and the files are still accessible. Thank you
Brody
Brody4mo ago
you can use the media path like you where, but instead set the mount to /app/media this is what i had hoped you would take away from the docs page
CodeLover
CodeLover4mo ago
Ok. I'll try that, too. Thanks It works too.
Brody
Brody4mo ago
awsome